Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Do We Need Another 9/11?

"...ONE MONTH from The Anniversary, I'm thinking another 9/11 would help America.
What kind of a sick bastard would write such a thing?

A bastard so sick of how splintered we are politically - thanks mainly to our ineptitude in Iraq - that we have forgotten who the enemy is.

It is not Bush and it is not Hillary and it is not Daily Kos or Bill O'Reilly or Giuliani or Barack. It is global terrorists who use Islam to justify their hideous sins, including blowing up women and children.

Iraq has fractured the U.S. into jigsaw pieces of competing interests that encourage our enemies. We are deeply divided and division is weakness.

Most Americans today believe Iraq was a mistake. Why?

Not because Americans are "anti-war."

Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don't have the patience for a long slog. We've been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years.

That's not the American way.

In Iraq, we don't believe our military is being beaten on the battleground. It's more that there is no formal "battleground." There is the drip of daily casualties and victory is not around the corner. Americans are impatient. We like fast food and fast war.

Americans loved the 1991 Gulf War. It raged for just 100 hours when George H.W. Bush ended it with a declaration of victory. He sent a half-million troops into harm's way and we suffered fewer than 300 deaths.

America likes wars shorter than the World Series..." (Read the entire piece by Stu Bykofsky)

I really wanted to re-print the entire thing because it's worth reading and very discussion worthy. Though I think another attack is inevitable (and I blame that half on Allah and half on the American left), I can't bring myself to want it to happen. I know it would jar some back to reality, but it wouldn't solve the problem because there is that whole "Loose Change" contingent that it would push further over the edge...claiming that all Muslims loved us until we went into Iraq and ignoring the 20+ years of terrorism that proceeded that event.

"Another 9/11" might be a short fix in the unity of Americans, but in the long run I think the best cure would be an infusion of jingoism...

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